The New Zealand Council for Educational Research has today announced it has appointed a new chief executive.
The board of the country’s national educational research organisation has appointed Graeme Cosslett to the role of director and chief executive.
"Graeme is a deeply committed educator with the skills, experience and drive needed to lead NZCER into an exciting new phase,” says Peter Coolbear, NZCER boar chair says.
"Graeme has an impressive list of achievements in his current role, including leading a highly successful three year project to make all NZCER tests available to schools online.”
Cosslett steps into the role after filling the general manager, products and services, post for NZCER, where he was responsible for the development, management and marketing of a wide range of evidence-based educational assessments, surveys, resources and services such as the widely used PAT.
“I am excited about leading NZCER as we strive to influence an education system that values learning with evidence.” Cosslett says. “NZCER is a fantastic place to work, with a strong culture of collaboration, innovation and lifelong learning.”
The NZCER says Cosslett has worked on several research and evaluation projects and has a real understanding of the needs and challenges of research now and into the future. He has also worked closely with NZCER’s Māori research unit, Te Wāhanga, and is determined to see NZCER continue to make a strong contribution to Māori education.
Cosslett worked as a primary and intermediate teacher for 10 years, with a particular interest in technology, and he continues to serve as the chair of a school board of trustees.